Taking part in a semester-long leadership program after returning to the States from study abroad programs across the world, CAPA ambassadors share their experience with others on their home campus, play an important role in building support for study abroad more generally and engage with students considering a program in the near future.
Being accepted onto the Ambassador Program gives CAPA alumni access to a career-building opportunity with tangible work experience and the chance to expand their on-campus network as well as improve on time management, interpersonal and communication skills. Our 2015 ambassadors are available for a chat via email, and sometimes Facebook as well.
Please enjoy browsing their profiles below, feel free to reach out about their study abroad experience and join us in congratulating them on their position as CAPA Ambassadors this Spring!
Study abroad city: London, England
Home institution: Rollins College
Internship site: Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Accomplishments: During my semester in London, I undertook an Independent Research Project sponsored by CAPA. Using a combination of academic research, personal and professional interviews, and a gathering of news sources, I produced a joint qualitative and quantitative study on a program of the British Prime Minister David Cameron known as "The Big Society" and its effect on British women. This project allowed me further exposure to and immersion within British culture, while also furthering my academic experience in the field, contributing to my future studies, and giving me the opportunity to see a fairly major project through from start to finish - a personally rewarding task. In the end I was able to make new connections with a number of people in and around London, produce a piece of work that I was proud of, improve upon research and writing skills that will be helpful for years to come, and was awarded the CAPA Record of Achievement at the end of my semester abroad. Working on this project throughout my time in London was a great way to both enhance my academic experience and to really push myself to get the most out of CAPA experience.
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